Forest Oaks, North Carolina Population 2024

4,186

Forest Oaks is a city located in Guilford County North Carolina. Forest Oaks has a 2024 population of 4,186. Forest Oaks is currently growing at a rate of 0.5% annually and its population has increased by 2.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,102 in 2020.

The average household income in Forest Oaks is $113,665 with a poverty rate of 5.41%. The median age in Forest Oaks is 49.9 years: 49.1 years for males, and 53.3 years for females.

Forest Oaks Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Forest Oaks was:

  • White: 82.75%
  • Black or African American: 11.7%
  • Two or more races: 3.72%
  • Other race: 1.04%
  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
872.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.05% (84)
The current population of Forest Oaks, North Carolina is 4,186 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,102.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,42982.75%
Black or African American48511.7%
Two or more races1543.72%
Other race431.04%
Asian330.8%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Forest Oaks Population by Race

Forest Oaks Population Pyramid 2024

Forest Oaks Median Age

49.9

Total

49.1

Male

53.3

Female

Forest Oaks Adults

There are 3,361 adults, (1,185 of whom are seniors) in Forest Oaks.

Forest Oaks Age Dependency

90.4

Age Dependency Ratio

54.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

Forest Oaks Sex Ratio

Female2,14751.81%
Male1,99748.19%

Forest Oaks Population by Age

Forest Oaks Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,5402.6990.89.2
Married1,161390.39.7
Non Family2821.1394.35.7
Female773.2584.415.6
Male204.551000

3.02

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

90.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Forest Oaks Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade361.15%
Associates Degree38312.24%
Bachelors Degree1,02032.61%
Graduate Degree53917.23%
High School Graduate55517.74%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College59519.02%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Forest Oaks Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Forest Oaks Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,6742,6381,304
Black414414234
Asian292910
2+ Races111111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

Forest Oaks Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$56,489$63,188$56,192
Graduate Degree$59,250$61,653$0
High School Graduate$55,346$92,853$53,162
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$56,402$63,000$55,442
Some College$65,375$65,469$65,268

$56,402

Average Earnings

$63,000

Average Male

$55,442

Average Female

Forest Oaks Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forest Oaks Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Forest Oaks Language

99.53% of Forest Oaks residents speak only English, while 0.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.47% of the population.

Forest Oaks Language

Forest Oaks Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,4291775.16%
Multiple1544730.52%

5.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.26%

Male Poverty Rate

4.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forest Oaks

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forest Oaks is Multiple, with 30.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forest Oaks is White, with 5.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.33%.

Forest Oaks Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School14.77%
Some College5.01%
Bachelors or Greater2.95%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Forest Oaks Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Forest Oaks Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forest Oaks Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$121,400$129,111
Households$110,417$113,665
Married Families$128,319$-999,999,999
Non Families-$43,613

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Forest Oaks Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

69.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

73.4%

Male Marriage Rate

65.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Forest Oaks Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Forest Oaks Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Forest Oaks Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Forest Oaks Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

457

Number of Veterans

457

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam229
First Gulf War132
Second Gulf War103
Korea20
World War II0

Forest Oaks Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+191
65 to 74119
35 to 54103
55 to 6444
18 to 340

Forest Oaks Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White35412.28%
Black10323.73%

Forest Oaks Veterans by Race

Forest Oaks Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forest Oaks Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Forest Oaks Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Forest Oaks Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Forest Oaks Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

52.22%

Born in Forest Oaks

98.02%

Native Born

1.98%

Foreign Born

1.5%

Non Citizen

0.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.02% of Forest Oaks residents were born in the United States, with 52.22% having been born in North Carolina. 1.5% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Forest Oaks Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20244,186210.5%
20234,165210.51%
20224,144-121-2.84%
20214,2651633.97%
20204,102-6-0.15%
20194,10842511.54%
20183,6832166.23%
20173,467-35-1%
20163,5021604.79%
20153,342-36-1.07%
20143,378-314-8.5%
20133,69230.08%
20123,6891825.19%
20113,507-383-9.85%
20103,89000%

Forest Oaks Population by Year